Thursday 5 December 2019

The Week that was

Sinn Fein Leader Gerry Adams. Photo credit: Barbara Lindberg.
Sinn Fein Leader Gerry Adams. Photo credit: Barbara Lindberg. Newsdesk Newsdesk

A look back at the past week.


Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams has sparked outrage after he claimed there is no such thing as "gangland" and appeared to suggest that his party would consider placing jurors in witness protection schemes in the event of the abolition of the Special Criminal Court.


A gangland feud escalates as the brother of veteran crime boss Gerry 'The Monk' Hutch is shot dead in Dublin city centre. Eddie Hutch Snr, above, was gunned down at his family home on Poplar Row, off the North Strand, in retaliation for the Regency Hotel shooting three days earlier.


Sinn Féin would repeal the country's most powerful anti-terror laws, despite the two cold-blooded murders that have shocked the nation. As heavily armed gardaí patrolled the capital, Gerry Adams committed to removing legislation outlawing membership of illegal organisations, intimidation of the government and the establishment of kangaroo courts.


Tánaiste Joan Burton is facing a massive battle to save her own political career, the Irish Independent reveals. An exclusive poll of the Dublin West constituency shows the Labour Party leader, above, has only an outside chance of retaining her seat.


Management at Independent News and Media vow not to be intimidated as the company's journalists are threatened by gangland figures.

Irish Independent

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